“Change Means Cleaning Up”
BUILDING ON 100 YEARS OF CARING AND SHARING
Doesn’t today’s gospel remind you somewhat of giving your home a good cleaning? In former days the coming of spring meant just that: cleaning inside and out. We are very close to the spring season and we might be thinking of freshening things up in our houses as well as cleaning up the yard, trimming bushes and maybe even doing some planting.
In a way, Lent offers such opportunities with regard to the way we live. We have a chance to examine what life has been like and come to grips with some changes that might be needed between ourselves and God. Just as debris has accumulated in our yards and gardens, so we may have some undesirable habits and behaviors that stand between ourselves, God and our neighbor. Self-centeredness, rash judgments, laziness, unexpected outbursts of anger, or greed may have taken root in our lives.